Riley Park

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  1. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    'Jo-nioi' is past peak bloom on the grounds of the old RCMP headquarters on the south side of W. 33rd, west of Heather, at April 27, 2022. For an old-timer, it's putting out a lot of new shoots that almost covers the old hole it has in one trunk.

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    The other 'Jo-nioi' in VanDusen Garden also shows similar trunk scarring from previous storms.

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  2. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Not too far from the fading 'Jo-nioi' on the RCMP grounds, the young 'Shiro-fugen' is blooming well in its own little garden, with the new leaves emerging unmistakably bronzed, at April 27, 2022.

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  3. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I went to see the 'Ama-no-gawa' that Anne posted above, on private property,
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    and saw two other interesting trees, one on the south side and one on the north side of the same block of Talisman - they're a bit past peak bloom, but I'm guessing from the amount of parasitic growth on the branches that these must be 'Takasago' - happy to stand corrected, though. Note: These are street trees, not on private property.
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What you've posted is 'Takasago', but the map shows that and 'Mikuruma-gaeshi' on that street, and their shapes seem similar to me.
     
  5. Laura Blumenthal

    Laura Blumenthal Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It seems that Anne posted these back in 2013 as Takasago: Riley Park
     
  6. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Well, it's taken a whole year, but Lisa's post at #305 can now be updated and confirmed. Here is Queen Elizabeth Park's 'Kiku-zakura' near the Duck Pond (just before the pond, if using the W. 33rd/Ontario entry).

    Carnation buds at April 22, 2022.
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    Opening flowers at April 27, 2022.
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    In bloom at May 3, 2022.
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    The three trees of 'Kiku-zakura' at this location, at May 3, 2022.

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    Wow, @Anne Eng, thanks for remembering this and tracking it, and for putting the marker on the map. So these are just south of the path that is south of the 'Shirotae' across the road from the duck pond?
    It was @Janice Lin who suggested the ID last year.
     
  8. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes! you got it. Good luck!
     
  9. Laura Blumenthal

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    One place I have sadly overlooked this year is Mountain View Cemetery. The trees there are left to grow upwards and outwards freely, and there are some amazing specimens, both venerable older trees and newer small trees. AND, it's not quite over yet! There are magnificent Shirofugen trees in bloom in many parts of the cemetery, with the best specimens near the south end, across from John Oliver school. These photos were all taken on May 7th.
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    There are also some Kanzan trees that are pretty much finished, but they have such a beautiful carpet of fallen blossoms under them that they're still worth a look:
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    And here's a mountain view, with a fading Kanzan partially framing it:
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  10. Anne Eng

    Anne Eng Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    'Kiku-zakura' is now at peak bloom in Queen Elizabeth Park at May 10, 2022. As Wendy has noted, there are interesting things happening in the centres of the flowers.
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    I was a little surprised to see some 'Shiro-fugen' blossoms on three young cherry trees yesterday. The trees are on the west side of QE Park along Kersland Dr near the W 33rd Ave entrance. Thanks Wendy for ID.
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  12. Laura Blumenthal

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    Two 'Accolade' on 30th Avenue between Sophia and John are a tiny bit past their prime now. Photo taken on March 29th.

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    New building, new trees. Four new 'Little Twist' trees have been planted at the front of the new building on the SE corner of Yukon and King Edward. In bloom at March 29, 2023.

    The Prunus incisa trees have been grafted onto Tibetan Birchbark Cherry trunks—which some people don't like— just like the 'Little Twist' at VanDusen Garden.

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    Here is a close-up of the VanDusen 'Little Twist' tree's bark, and signage, included for reference.

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    Thanks for posting about these. I've been wanting to view Little Twist and finally had the opportunity as these were easy to locate.
     
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    The 'Pandora' and 'Akebono' trees, at the south side of E. 27, on either side of Quebec are both in bloom at April 7, 2023.

    The 'Pandora' tree is already shedding, but there are enough blossoms to contrast their nipped-in-at-the-base petals with the overlapping petals of 'Akebono'.
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    'Alebono's overlapping petals.
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    At 23rd & Carolina, in the Mao Lamar Janot Memorial Garden just north of Tupper School, there are two 'Akebono' trees pretty much in full bloom:
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    'Akebono' grove at 33 St entrance to Queen Elizabeth Park.
    The trunks are just as impressive as the blossoms.

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    'Akebono' on both sides of Manitoba Street, north of 41st.

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    Is this ungrafted Somei-yoshino cherry dead?

    At the 33rd Ave entrance to QE Park, left side of cherry grove, Akebono are getting their peak, but the Somei-yoshino only has some leaf buds, or flower buds? It was beautiful last year still. Is it the end of it's lifespan?
     

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    I couldn't tell either, but Alex Downie looked at it with me last Monday, said there are flower buds. But they should have opened before the 'Akebono'. I think they're so late because the tree is so sick.
     
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    mystery tree. In the large photo this is the SE corner of Sophia and 18th. 2 Akebono on the 18th side, left side of photo, but what is the larger more upright tree on the right side of the photo on Sophia?. The flowers were white, new growth, green, flower petals seemed to be more separated at the base to show the green sepals like a star at the base. there were a few in bud with a lovely pink blush to the bud, but there were also flowers where the petals had dropped already. please help with id! PIcs taken on Thursday. thanks
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    Akebono on 18th, south side at Sophia. Left side in the large photo. The growth pattern is more horizontal. The petals are overlapping, nice pink blush to the flowers, a ceiling of very soft pink as you walked under them. I found one flower with that extra petal! These flowers look different from the flowers in the previous post which is why I am stumped as to the mystery cherry on the right side of the photo!
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    SW corner of Prince Edward and 18th. Think this is Accolade but was wondering why it wasn't quite as tight of a cluster. The pedicel are quite long and elegant, The double pink flower, and you do see the minute teeth on the reddish sepals, but the loose cluster and the fact that the new growth is green and not bronze green is making me question if this is Accolade. I have a note in my id book about 18th and Sophia SW corner an Accolade from march 12 2021 post 259 .Riley Park
    ....but this is down a block....
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    There are lots of 'Umineko' around there; most are two blocks south, but it seems like a good match for that. I would not have added a separate marker for one of these two blocks from where there are several.
    It's not a tight cluster because the rest of the flowers have fallen by now? It looks like 'Accolade', same comment about a nearby map marker. That's all you can get from me at the tail end (even past that) of its blooming. You can add a marker if you think it's confusing not to have it, but I've been using a single marker for a string of trees, even if not continuous. Or you can ask me to add a comment about the extent of the range for the marker.
     
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    Thanks Wendy. I think I tried to put a marker, but not sure if it worked. I did notice that the old entry https://forums.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/threads/riley-park.36464/page-11#post-403361
    for Sophia and 18 was from mar 13 2021 and this one was for april 13 2023. a whole month difference.......
     
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